Event: Guatemala will hold the second
round of presidential elections on Sunday, August 11, 2019. We wish to
remind U.S. Citizens to be aware that demonstrations and sporadic acts of
violence are possible in the days leading up to, during and after the
election. While most demonstrations in Guatemala have been peaceful and
not directed at tourists or foreigners, U.S. Citizens are reminded that even
peaceful demonstrations can turn violent with little or no warning. Embassy
operations are normal.
your personal security plans and remain aware of your surroundings,
including local events.
local news for updates.
a high-level of vigilance, take appropriate steps to enhance your personal
security and follow instructions of local authorities.
areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any
large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.
- Consular Affairs
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